Kevin Koslowsky, Senior Pastor
Kevin Koslowsky, Senior Pastor, has served on the pastoral staff at Faith since 2002 and as Senior Pastor since 2012. Kevin began his seminary studies at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO and received his M.Div. degree in 2007 from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He is a doctoral student in Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kevin grew up in Medford, NJ, and graduated from Messiah College in Grantham, PA with degrees in Bible and Philosophy. Kevin previously served as the Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries at Stewartstown Presbyterian Church in Stewartstown, PA where he launched adult small group Bible studies and initiated an interactive children's Sunday School program. From 2002 to 2012 Kevin led the youth and children’s ministries here at Faith church. Along with his passion for sharing the gospel through ministry, Kevin enjoys collecting stories, wandering museums, strumming on the guitar, and playing ice hockey in a recreational league. Kevin married his high school sweetheart Laura in 1999, and the Lord has given them three children: David, born 2002; Leah, born 2005; and Samuel, born 2009. You can contact Kevin at .
Jim Brown, Assistant Pastor
Jim Brown is Assistant Pastor at Faith. Jim was born in Philadelphia to godly parents. His parents moved to Mount Holly, NJ when he was in elementary school. Jim graduated from the College of New Jersey with a degree in history after which he pursued his Master of Divinity in South Carolina. He has pastored two churches: one in North Carolina which he and his wife planted, and here at Faith Presbyterian where Jim was Senior Pastor from 1987 to 2012. On July 1, 2012 Jim became our Assistant Pastor. He and his wife Pat have two daughters and three grandchildren. Jim and Pat love nurturing people, spreading the Gospel, caring for his mother who lives with them, and travel. They have been all over the US and Europe by car, air, rail, and ship. Pat enjoys women's Bible studies and has been a part-time French teacher. Jim is actively engaged in world missionary activities and serves on the Mission to the World Committee, the board that oversees our denomination's missions program. You can contact Jim at .
Mike Yurik, Assistant Pastor for Youth & Children Ministries
Michael Yurik joined the Faith staff in May 2016 as Assistant Pastor for Youth & Children’s ministries. Mike grew up in snowy Rochester, NY and still loves cold winter days. In 7th grade, God captured his heart through the work of a youth group leader. In 8th grade, he felt a call to become a pastor and has been following that call ever since. Mike met his wife, Katherine, while attending seminary. They both graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2014, and moved to Delaware to pursue Mike’s call to youth ministry. Mike and Katherine both share a deep passion for ministry. The Yurik’s family mission statement is to shepherd believers towards an authentic, loving, growing relationship with Christ. In his free time Mike enjoys destroying people in board and card games. Katherine enjoys gardening, sports, and craft projects. You can contact Mike at .
Christie Negley, Church Office Administrator
Christie Negley joined our staff as Office Administrator in the spring of 2017. She had served as a substitute in the office for several years prior. Christie grew up at Faith Church, and after receiving her bachelor’s degree at Taylor University, she returned to Delaware in 1999 where she met and married her husband Darrell at Faith soon after. Christie and Darrell have 3 children: Charis, born in 2002; Paige, born in 2004; and Tristan, born in 2009. Christie has taught at our Preschool and Pioneer Clubs, and has also served in our nurseries and in Vacation Bible School as one of our directors. In her free time, she loves scrap-booking, photography, and game nights with family and friends.
Dr. David Giardiniere, Director of Traditional Worship
David Giardiniere is a native of Pennsylvania who has been a teacher, conductor, soloist, clinician, adjudicator, composer and arranger. David is a graduate of West Chester University, Northwestern University, and New York University, Ph.D. in Choral Conducting. He also received a diploma for studies done in Siena, Italy. After teaching for 20 years in local Christian schools, he began his current employment with J.W. Pepper & Son as part of the publications review team. He is a member of ASCAP and has more than 40 published compositions, many of which were written for the Chancel Choir at Faith. He joined the staff at Faith Presbyterian Church in 1999.
John Giardiniere, Director of Contemporary Worship
John started attending Faith Church in 1999 when his father became the Music Director. After leaving for a few years to get a degree in Marketing and Music Industry from James Madison University, he found his way back and quickly became heavily involved in Faith’s contemporary service where he eventually became Worship Director in 2016. John plays guitar, drums, and sings. He lives in Wilmington with his wife, Kendra, who is also involved in music at Faith.
Christopher Kraus, Organist / Accompanist
Christopher Kraus grew up at Faith, son of Dan and Rebecca Kraus and after pursuing his education in music returned in 2012 to fill the Director of Contemporary Worship and Organist/Pianist for traditional worship openings on staff. In 2013, Christopher started Faith’s Concert Series under the direction of David Giardiniere. Christopher is a graduate of University of Delaware, and Temple University, with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Theory. Christopher and his wife, Candice, are parents to one son, Caleb, born in 2015. Christopher coordinates and produces the Faith Concert Series, a collection of sacred, classical, and contemporary music concerts between September and May each academic year.
Griselda DeLeo, Preschool Co-Director, Business Administrator
Griselda was born and raised in Central California and moved to the Delaware valley in 1996; she resides in Garnet Valley, PA. After 10+ years of business and banking experience, she took some time off to raise 3 children. As the Business Administrator, Griselda is responsible for office management, planning, coordination, and budget/financial tracking for the Center. Griselda is an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church and a deaconess. You can contact her at . See more about our preschool, kindergarten, or childcare program at faithwilmington.com/school.
Emily Kirchner, Preschool Co-Director, Education Administrator
Emily was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Child Hood Education from Millersville University. Emily and her husband have two wonderful children. As Education Administrator, Emily is responsible for curriculum, training, child development, and state requirements for the Center. Emily is also the center’s Curriculum Coordinator and preschool teacher. You can contact her at . See more about our preschool, kindergarten, or childcare program at faithwilmington.com/school.
Anna Bird, Assistant to Pastor Koslowsky
Anna serves as Assistant to Pastor Koslowsky. Anna grew up in Newark, DE, holds a business degree from Messiah College, and spent several years working in the corporate world before becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2010. Anna and Nate have 3 children: Samuel, Lydia, & Hannah. Anna teaches 4 and 5 year old Sunday School, teaches Junior Church, co-leads a Friday evening Community Group, and volunteers with Bible Study Fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, being outside with family, and reading.
Jonathan decided to forsake his warm home on Marco Island, FL, to attend seminary in the frozen north. Although living in a Christian home all of his life, he finally found true hope in the gospel while attending college. Jonathan has a B.A. in English from Pensacola Christian College, and he is currently working on his M.Div. at Westminster Theological Seminary. His internship also gives him church planting experience in partnership with Hope Presbyterian Church.